Thursday, April 7, 2016

On Shelves Now: AMAZING GRACE (25th Anniversary Edition) by Mary Hoffman

32 p.
Publisher: Dial
Ages: 4 to 8

This 25th anniversary edition of Mary Hoffman’s classic picture book features an afterword by LeVar Burton, plus sketches from the illustrator’s archives and a note from the author.

Grace loves stories: She loves listening to them, she loves reading them, and she loves making them up. Most of all, Grace loves to act stories out—and she always gives herself the most exciting role.

So when Grace’s class decides to put on the play Peter Pan, Grace knows exactly which role she wants to play. But her classmates protest: Grace can’t play Peter Pan, they say, because she’s a girl—and because she’s black. Grace isn’t sure what to do, until her grandmother takes her to the ballet to see Romeo and Juliet starring Rosalie, a girl she knew back home in Trinidad. Now Grace knows for sure that a girl who looks like her can do anything she sets her mind to, including play an amazing Peter Pan.

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